DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR: Program Support Assistant - Hungry Horse, MT


Job Description:
Reclamation is seeking a career professional looking for an opportunity to capitalize on their expertise as a Program Support Assistant. Make a difference in the West by assisting in meeting increasing water demands while protecting the environment.

-Drafts a variety of documents to be used for administrative functions overseen by the Administrative Officer.
-Prepares and submits Preliminary Purchase Request (PPR) packages.
-Drafts project funding request proposals for various funds.
-Serves as the primary technical resource in records management by providing guidance covering records throughout their lifecycle (creation, inventory, security, access, storage and final disposition).
-Serves as backup for DOI Access card activations, including verifying applicant identity and guiding them through the activation process of loading certificates, activating the card and signing for it and performing periodic updates.

Conditions of Employment
You must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. National.
You must be suitable for federal employment, determined by a background investigation.
You must submit a resume and supporting documentation (see Required Documents).
You must submit eligibility documents for veterans consideration (see Required Documents).
You must meet any minimum education and/or experience requirements (see Qualifications).


In order to be rated as qualified for this position, the HR Office must be able to determine that you meet the specialized experience requirement - this information must be clearly supported in the resume.

To qualify at the GS-07, you must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to at least the GS-06 level in federal service having demonstrated experience that may include but not limited to maintaining detailed records or files for an office environment; answering phone calls or assisting visitors; preparing and documenting forms or reports utilizing administrative software; and ensuring compliance for program administrative procedures or documents.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

You must meet all Eligibility and Qualification requirements, including any selective placement factors if applicable, by 09/13/2023.
This position does not allow substituting education for experience.

Additional information
Position is being advertised concurrently under vacancy announcement BOR-CPN-23-MP-12107157-SP. Applicants interested in applying under both announcement numbers, must submit application packages for each.

You may be required to serve an initial probationary period. Current, permanent Federal employees who are selected from this announcement may be required to serve a probationary period.

Reclamation has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and you may be allowed to telework with supervisory approval.

If otherwise eligible and qualified, you may be offered a recruitment or relocation incentive. The decision to offer an incentive will be made on a case-by-case basis and is neither promised nor guaranteed. For information visit: Recruitment Incentive or Relocation Incentive.

If otherwise eligible and qualified, you may request consideration for a Superior Qualifications Appointment. For information, visit: OPM Fact Sheet.

Related non-Federal experience or related experience as retired members of the uniformed services may be credited towards computing entitlement to leave accrual, at managerial discretion, providing that experience meets certain criteria. This provision allows new employees to earn annual leave at a higher rate than would otherwise be allowed. (5 Code of Federal Regulations, 630). For additional information, please visit: Creditable Service for Annual Leave

DOI uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including applicant rights and responsibilities, please visit

This position is designated as a LOW RISK position. It requires a fully completed and favorably adjudicated SF85 Background Investigation (T1 or equivalent) that is current (within the last 5 years). This is a condition of employment.

Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must certify registration with the Selective Service System or that the applicant is exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. Go to:

This is a non-bargaining unit position.

Reasonable Accommodation (RA) Requests: If you believe you have a disability (i.e., physical or mental), covered by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended that would interfere with completing the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, you will be granted the opportunity to request a RA in your online application. Requests for RA for the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments and appropriate supporting documentation for RA must be received prior to starting the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments. Decisions on requests for RA are made on a case-by-case basis. If you meet the minimum qualifications of the position, after notification of the adjudication of your request, you will receive an email invitation to complete the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments. You must complete all assessments within 48 hours of receiving the URL to access the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, if you received the link after the close of the announcement. To determine if you need a RA, please review the Procedures for Requesting a Reasonable Accommodation for Online Assessments here.

Additional vacancies may be filled using this job announcement.

***This is NOT a virtual position.***

Contact Person: Sakinah Parker
Phone: (986) 210-6684
Email: [email protected]
Location: Hungry Horse, MT
Application Method: Online:
Base Pay: $46,696.00 to $60,703.00 /YR

Posted on August 30, 2023

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